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Biology having most of the characteristics of a particular taxonomic group



that which is normal or of the nature of a model; the most likely for a given system of the objective world.

As applied to aesthetics, the concept of the typical was most extensively elaborated in some 19th-century literary theories with respect to the then current view of the specific character of realism in the arts—as, for example, in the works of V. G. Belinskii, H. Taine, and G. Brandes. In a letter to M. Harkness (1888), F. Engels described realism in the arts as “the truthful reproduction of typical characters in typical circumstances” (K. Marx and F. Engels, Soch., 2nd ed., vol. 37, p. 35).

The term “typification” (tipizatsiia) is often applied to the complex artistic process that creates characters “true to type.” Alternatively, typification may refer to the depiction of a single individual as a synthesis of typical traits that the artist has taken from many actual persons. What is more essential, however, is that the artist develop to the fullest possible extent the potentialities manifested by living individuals. The representation of typical characters, as well as their interaction with each other and with circumstances, reflects the artist’s cognizance of the substantive correlation between the individual and society.

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This lack of dilution also occurred regardless of the perceived fit of the brand extension product category, and did not support either the bookkeeping or typicality models that had been proposed in previous research (Walsh & Ross, 2010).
The results indicate a significant interaction of RDM practice (RDMP) and project typicality (PT) for overall project performance, F = 4.
Locascio held that the New Jersey class met the four prerequisites required to maintain a class action--numerosity, commonality, typicality, and adequacy of representation.
In what is in all other respects a clear-sighted analysis, it is disappointing that Wolff is not more specific here about her notion of typicality, which seems somewhat unresolved.
Such typicality forms the basis of the Rhyl Liberty Players's latest production, Local Affairs by Richard Harris.
If one stops to think about it, this lack of typicality is to be expected.
Suffice it to say that their coverage of each category is good, and we learn of the similarities and differences between each so far as the typicality of their settlement residues is concerned.
It is Fuller's typicality that makes him a valuable witness to the one aspect of Kuhn's legacy that he does agree with, one that has been the most lasting from the point of view of science studies.
Chosen for their typicality, few of the films will be familiar to most readers.
Vann Woodward's emphasis upon Southern typicality informs Cobb's views on economic modernisation, he is likewise pre-occupied with the Cashean question of whether a "mind" or "culture" of the South still exists.
The weaknesses in Blair's study are minor and probably difficult to avoid given her worthy ambition of writing "total history": striking the right balance between context and her main subject, and between Bodin's typicality and idiosyncracy.